Austin Rivers Trolls His Dad By Encouraging Refs To Throw Him Out Of Game

When his dad jumped into the fray, Austin Rivers encouraged the officials to toss him

Brandon Scott
November 14, 2019 - 8:51 am

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- With less than two minutes left to play and the Rockets leading by 10 points, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was ejected Wednesday night for arguing with referees. 

Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley, who played four years for the Rockets, had just picked up a technical foul after fouling out of the game.

Doc’s son Austin Rivers is in his second year with the Rockets and was on the floor as all this was happening.

So when his dad jumped into the fray, Austin encouraged the officials to throw him out of the game, which the Rockets won 102-93.

After getting his wish, Austin playfully gestured for his dad to head toward the locker room, which of course he did. 

Austin Rivers joked on Twitter after the game that it was going to make Thanksgiving awkward in a couple of weeks. 

“I knew it was coming. I’ve seen that look before, many times” Austin Rivers said about his dad’s ejection. “Once he starts blinking his eyes fast, that’s when I know he’s about to level up. Started telling (referee) Tony (Brothers) to get him and he got him. Get out of here. 

“I was just trying to help out the situation,” Austin continued, jokingly. “I don’t really like to escalate anything. Y’all don’t know me for that. I’ve always been a peacemaker. So Doc’s got to keep his cool.”

When reminded the Rockets play the Clippers again before Thanksgiving, Austin said “I doubt we’ll go to dinner or anything like. He’s actually is sensitive about stuff like that. So we’ll see what happens. I love him.

“I mean, it was a really good moment, though. I enjoyed it a lot. I’m not going to lie to you. I really did enjoy that.”

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